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Martin’s life was cut tragically short due to COVID-19. Martin put up a courageous fight against this virus. He contracted COVID-19 at the end of March, and was hospitalized on April 3rd as a patient in the ICU. On April 7th, he was intubated and placed on a ventilator. About a week later, as they began to wean him off the ventilator, a bacterial infection set him back, and they were unable to extubate him. Martin defeated that infection, and was making progress. Unfortunately, after many failed attempts at extubation, he was given a tracheostomy on Monday, April 27th. Martin then battled another bacterial infection, and he lost his fight on April 29th. He was only 44 years old. Martin was a true family man. He was a doting “papa” to his 2 year old daughter and his 5 month old son. He loved sports (Liverpool Football Club/Broncos/Mets/ UCONN Huskies), Star Wars, acronyms, James Bond, and music. Martin was passionate about his patients and his work as a speech/language pathologist at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Pamela Addison, New Jersey

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